Akron, Medina, Wooster and elsewhere in Northeast Ohio will be under a wind chill advisory from 7 p.m. Monday to 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Wind chills as low as 15 below zero are expected and could cause hypothermia if people do not dress appropriately, according to the National Weather Service.
The weather service canceled its local winter storm warning Monday morning.
Monday’s high was expected reach just 14 degrees, while the overnight low may go down to -1.
Akron Fulton International Airport was reporting a temperature of 13 degrees under overcast skies as of 2:54 p.m.
Tuesday is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high of 31 degrees. There will be a slight chance of a wintry mix in the evening followed by rain and snow.
Wednesday is expected to have a high of 43 degrees.
Monday's chill in air was too much for even the Akron Zoo - home to cold-weather loving animals like the penguins and even snow leopards.
The zoo announced early Monday morning that it would be closed for the day because of the inclement weather. It had planned to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day with free admission and activities.
The snow has made driving hazardous on local roads and highways, with numerous accidents and slowdowns reported Monday morning in and around Akron.
In one of the latest incidents, a tractor-trailer jackknifed just before 10 a.m. on state Route 8 at Graham Road. The crash closed Route 8 south between Steels Corners Road and Graham Road, bringing traffic to a standstill until the road was cleared in the early afternoon.